Photographer De Pooter Captures A World Of Surreal Calmness
- Jessica Jungbauer
In his ‘Bleach’ series, photographer and artist Arno de Pooter creates a world without clutter. If it’s a man on the beach or a street corner, he’s always looking for straight lines. His photographs inhabit a certain kind of serenity and calmness that can feel a bit surreal at times.
A graduate in fine arts, the Antwerp-based photographer states: ‘These atmospheres are almost always a reaction to the way my brain perceives this extremely chaotic world. A world in which I feel more like a spectator, surrounded with an abundance of stimuli. It might be the way I would like the see the world, a bit more structured (a bit less overwhelming).’